At Cohen & Company, our purpose is to engage,
teach, inspire, and improve lives through the power of knowledge and
trust. We value great people, teamwork, a competitive spirit and
courage, and the ability to adapt and remain optimistic.
Fueled by our purpose and principles, Cohen & Company offers
comprehensive accounting, tax and consulting services to clients
throughout the U.S. and worldwide. We serve a broad range of clients,
from dynamic, privately held companies and their owners; to larger
Fortune 1000 multinational and institutional enterprises; to
high-net-worth individuals, trusts and foundations. We also have deep
expertise in the investment industry serving public and private funds,
investment advisors and fund service providers. Recognized as the 5th
fastest growing accounting firm in the country, Cohen & Company is
rooted in technical excellence and is driven every day to listen,
engage and deliver sustainable value since our founding in 1977.
Today, the firm has more than 650 associates throughout Illinois,
Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
We are excited for the future and our continued
growth! Our Technology Services team is seeking a talented
individual for the role of Business Analyst. This
position will reside in our Ohio locations: Cleveland or
Akron. There will be some travel to other office locations or
for training (< 10%).
The Business Analyst will be a member of the Technology Services team
building tools to support the firm and our clients. Using an agile
framework, the ideal candidate will work closely with teammates within
Technology Services as well as other team members from across the Firm
to refine existing products and bring new products and services to
market. The Business Analyst will work with business stakeholders,
notably the Business Product Managers, analyzing, eliciting,
validating, and documenting business requirements, processes, and
policies. Working hand in hand with the Product Owner and the
development team, the Business Analyst plays a key role in bringing
those requirements, processes, and policies to life through our
information systems. The Business Analyst also serves as the Scrum
Master by facilitating scrum ceremonies, clearing roadblocks, and
helping the team live agile values and principles.
- Accountable for ensuring business needs are accurately transformed
into high quality requirements presented in Agile stories which the
development team can leverage to deliver business results.
- Understand business processes and technical options well enough to
serve as a trusted advisor when evaluating new products or
enhancements as well as resolving issues. Accomplished at making
complex concepts easily understood and remembered.
- Collaborate with Business Product Manager to create and maintain
the strategic product roadmap and underlying stories.
- Partner with the development team, including developers, QA and
the Product Manager, to refine stories, prioritize the backlog and
plan sprint goals; analyze tradeoffs; access value; help identify
and resolve issues and roadblocks; and test results as part of the
Agile delivery process.
- Actively participate in team activities and knowledge sharing,
including leading agile ceremonies like daily stand ups,
retrospectives, and planning sessions.
- Foster a culture of teamwork and a sense of urgency to deliver
within the development team.
- Partner with the Business Product Manager on business
implementation documentation and communication.
- Collaborate with the other Business Analysts on processes,
documentation, and best practices to continuously improve delivery.
- Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge on business analysis and
- Actively participate in definition and refinement of broader
Technology Services and Cohen & Company processes and activities.